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The Gearagh, Macroom

The Gearagh near Macroom is the remains of the only ancient post glacial alluvial forest in Western Europe. It was formed at the end of the last Ice Age and consists of a vast area of submerged islands that once supported a rich woodland flora. It gets its name from “An Gaoire”, the wooden river. In 1987 the area was […]


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Midleton Farmer's Market

Midleton Farmers Market

Every Saturday morning in the centre of Midleton in East Cork is held one of the most popular Farmers Markets in the region. From a small start a number of years ago, this very pleasant weekend experience has gone from strength to strength. Fresh locally produce, breads, juices, vegetable, gourmet snacks and often times a bit of live music to add […]


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Clonakilty Farmers Market

Clonakilty Farmers Market

Located on McCurtain Hill, Clonakilty in the heart of ‘Food Country’, County Cork. There are two main markets, Thursdays which is mostly food and Saturdays which offers both food & crafts. The market runs from 10am – 2pm both days. Contact: Ellie Morgan at +353 (0)23 48749 for further details.


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Ringfinnan Garden of Remembrance

Kinsale Garden of Remembrance is dedicated to the memory of Fr. Michael Judge, Chaplain in the New York Fire Department and to the 343 brave fire fighters, who so courageously lost their lives in New York on September 11th 2001. The Kinsale Garden of Remembrance was initiated by Kathleen Murphy, a nurse in New York City. She was born in […]


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Skellig Michael

Skellig Michael

A trip to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Skellig Michael is an incredible day trip to make and will enthral people of every age an truly is a once in a lifetime experience not replicated anywhere else in the world. The Skellig Islands, stand aloof in the Atlantic Ocean some 12 km southwest of Valentia Island, County Kerry. From […]


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Lifetime Lab

Lifetime Lab

While the name does not sound like much, this is a fascinating multi award winning tour for all the family. Lifetime Lab, on the banks of the River Lee, is a unique attraction for visitors of all ages with its modern interactive exhibition, themed playground, beautifully restored buildings and equipment and scenic views over the River Lee. It is located […]


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Skibbereen Heritage Centre

The Heritage Centre is located in the award winning, beautifully restored Old Gasworks Building, in Skibbereen, one of West Cork’s most picturesque towns. The centre offers insights in to some fascinating aspects of our history and local geography. The Great Famine Commemoration Exhibition This commemorates the tragic period in the 1840s that is known in Irish History as the Great […]


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Cork Opera House

Cork Opera House

The wonderful old Cork Opera House was originally built in 1855 and hosted many literary, musical, oratorical geniuses including Charles Dickens and Charle Stewart Parnell throughout its colourful history. In 1955, the grand old building burnt down and left Cork without any main theatre for the first time in 250 years. The current building (since 1963) has more than taken up […]


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May 2014.
Dourga, a female Sumatran tiger at Fota Wildlife Park.
The Tiger Forest at Fota Wildlife Park is the first part of its new Asian Sanctuary development which is situated on additional 27 acres at the Cork attraction.
It will be home to 2 year old male Denar from Poland and 2 year old female Dourga from France.
The first chance to see the new Tiger Forest will be when it opens to the public at 10am on Saturday May 31st.
The Sumatran Tiger is critically endangered with an estimated population of only 400 – 500 left living in the wild. It is the only remaining island-living tiger in Indonesia.
To help with this Fota Wildlife Park are sponsoring 21st Century Tiger poaching prevention programme in Sumatra as part of their ongoing contribution to wild tiger conservation.
Image credit: Neil Danton.
Copyright © Neil Danton 2014.

Fota Wildlife Park

Fota Wildlife Park was opened in 1983 by the then President of Ireland, Dr. Patrick Hillery, and is a joint project of the Zoological Society of Ireland and University College Cork. In 2009 Fota Wildlife Park introduced Ireland’s wildest events calendar GO WILD @ FOTA with different events each month including Workshops, Activity Camps, The Cheetah Run Road Race, Music, […]


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Saint Fin Barre's Cathedral

St Fin Barre’s Cathedral

St Fin Barre’s Cathedral. This is without doubt one of the most striking buildings in the region with its history rooted in the people of Cork and of course its dramatic architecture. The location of the current Cathedral has been a place of Christian worship since the 7th century. This is said to be the actual location where St Finn Barre […]


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glebe gardens

The Glebe Gardens & Cafe

Glebe Gardens, Baltimore Directions During the summer, our restaurant is open Wednesday to Sunday from 10am until 10pm. The menu changes daily depending on what is plentiful in the garden and in the sea. Fish is bought from the boats and the meat is sourced locally. Because of this we have a small but deliciously fresh menu that will suit […]


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Rock of Cashel

Rock of Cashel

The Rock of Cashel – It’s huge, it’s complex, it’s iconic, there is nothing like it anywhere else in the world. Located in Cashel, County Tipperary, The Rock of Cashel is just a one hour drive from Cork City Centre. Reputedly the site of the conversion of Aenghus the King of Munster by St. Patrick in the 5th century AD. […]


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Sheeps Head Pony Trekking

Sheeps Head Pony Trekking

There are few places as beautiful as Bantry West Cork for pony trekking and horse riding. Explore the Wild Atlantic Way on horse back and escape the beaten track with a pony and trap. Horse riding experiences are suitable for beginners to experienced riders looking to improve their skills or just have some fun in the beautiful countryside. Sheeps Head […]


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Saint Colman’s Cathedral Cobh

Cobh Cathedral

In 1868, when the Cathedral was begun taking an impressive 47 years to complete in full. Cobh or Queenstown as it was then called, was a relatively prosperous place. This was because it was Ireland’s principal emigration outlet. More than five million people emigrated from Ireland in the nineteenth century – mainly to the United States, Australia and Canada and a […]


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Blackrock Castle Observatory

Blackrock Castle Observatory

CIT Blackrock Castle Observatory – the Space for Science is Cork’s fun and exciting location to learn about the Universe and is one of the most popular family things to do in Cork. Over 400 years ago the fortification which is now Blackrock Castle was built at the river Lee where the narrowing channel leads to Cork, and has been […]


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City Jogging Tours

City Jogging Irish Tours

City Jogging Irish Tours offers guided fun Jogging tours and Walking tours of Cork. These sightseeing tours with a difference cater for Individuals, Families, Children’s Party’s, Stags, Hens, Birthday Partys, Groups and Corporate events through the streets and parks of Cork City. Come join us on an amazing fun filled tour of the city. Discover the famous St Fin Barre’s […]


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Gleninchaquin Park

Gleninchaquin Park is an award winning family owned park and working sheep farm providing breath-taking landscapes and scenery in which it is a sheer delight to wander around over streams with log bridges, mountain paths with carved steps, through rock passages, along glens and lakes to higher altitude. Marvel at the view overlooking the lakes, delicate green meadows, a spectacular […]


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Lucky Meadows Equestrian Centre

Lucky Meadows is a full service equestrian centre, located 20 minutes from Cork city near Watergrasshill. Run by Sean Kelly, a professional showjumper with over 30 year’s experience, Lucky Meadows offers private and semi-private horse riding lessons, livery and a horse behavioural clinic. We specialise in private horse riding lessons where riders can get one-to-one attention and instruction and learn […]


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